A free social networking site to enhance communication among researchers, data publishers and users, and everyone interested in Biodiversity Informatics. All are welcome to join and "share information about events, open calls, product releases, [and] collaboration opportunities in biodiversity data." There are also a number of collaboration tools available in the site: work groups, (micro)blogs, community news, online chat, file and image sharing, to name a few.<br />
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) works to make digital biodiversity data openly and freely available on the Internet for everyone. GBIF provides access to scientic biodiversity data for decision-making, research endeavours and public use. GBIF endorses both open source software and open data access.